Welcome to CAPE rankings 2017. This ranking highlights the CAPE institutions that are doing the best at the top 3 levels of the grade scale (QUALITY SCORES). We have deliberately avoided using grades 4 and 5 in our measurement as we believe this is a race to the bottom. We wanted to highlight schools that are generating excellent results at grades 1, 2 and 3 (QUALITY SCORES). Some may not agree with this, after all CAPE says 4 and 5 are passes. We acknowledge 4 and 5 as passes for the purposes of examination, however as mentioned earlier, we wanted to measure schools performing at the top end of the grade scale.
What we have done at Educate Jamaica is to look at each school and calculate what percentage of students they are turning out at the end of grade 11, with a minimum of 5 CSEC subjects (including Mathematics and/or English) and based on the percentage obtained, they are ranked. The percentage of students is based on the cohort. The rankings are based on the performance of schools in obtaining five (5) or more subjects in the most recent CSEC examinations. The figures are calculated based on each secondary school enabling their cohort at the end of their 5 years of statutory education, to leave grade 11 with a minimum of five (5) subjects which includes English and/or Mathematics in the CSEC examinations.
The Gold Standard Preparatory School Guide & Ranking was created to help parents choose the right Preparatory School for their child/children. There are over 200 Preparatory Schools across the island and we have had telephone calls and emails from parents expressing a need of help in their desire to choose the right preparatory school. Our Gold Standard Preparatory School Guide & Ranking examines the over 200 Preparatory Schools across the island and present ones to the public that we believe are the good to great preparatory schools. There are other preparatory schools out there that others may think are good, however our ranking criteria may not capture them because they have not met our minimum requirement to be included. Our criteria is well tailored as well as rigorous.